Guwahati Diary 16-09-2005

Protest over garbage Engineers? Day Junket New course Citizens? meet Plea for bank Dispur march Liquor ban Thumbs Up

By The Telegraph Online
  • Published 16.09.05

Protest over garbage

Students of Pragjyotish College on Thursday protested against the Guwahati Municipal Corporation for dumping garbage inside the college during class hours. The students accused the principal of allowing the corporation to dump the garbage. An emergent meeting of the governing body members, teachers and students will be held on Saturday to resolve the issue.

Engineers? Day

The Assam centre of the Institution of Engineers celebrated the 38th Engineers? Day on Thursday. The topic for the current year is WTO and the Engineering Profession.


The Rotary Club of Guwahati has invited applications from professionals and businessmen, between 25 and 40 years of age, for a group study exchange programme to Minnesota in the US. An interview will be held on September 25.

New course

The department of history of Arya Vidyapeeth College recently introduced a UGC-approved foundation course in human rights. Justice S.N. Phukan, chairman of the Assam Human Rights Commission, inaugurated the course.

Citizens? meet

A general body meeting of the Greater Guwahati Citizens Committee held recently adopted several resolutions to fight against various problems, including scarcity of drinking water and unabated hill-cutting.

Plea for bank

Residents of Odalbakra and Jyotikuchi areas have demanded the establishment of a branch of the State Bank of India in the Lal Ganesh locality.

Dispur march

Over 2,000 activists of the Assam state committee of Democratic Youth Federation of India on Thursday organised a Dispur march demanding the immediate lifting of the ban on appointments.

Liquor ban

Women activists of municipal ward 2, residing along National Highway 37, recently demolished several shops selling country liquor. The women have also decided to organise a sustained campaign against sale and consumption liquor.

Thumbs Up


To scholar Satish Chandra Kakati for receiving the Kanaklata Barua and Mukunda Kakati Memorial Award on the occasion of Martyrs? Day